A visual representation of a geographic region, showing physical features.

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Partially observable game map — is A* appropriate?

I know very little about game development and I'm trying to wrap my head around pathfinding algorithms. Consider this setup: an agent is on a 2D map and must find the shortest path to a globally know ...
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A* path finding for road network - data structure to represent directivity

I have been reading A* path finding to apply on a road like network structure. Most of the code I saw is about A* on tile based maps. There is a short description at Amit's page here about what I am ...
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Creating a simple 3D view of a galaxy [closed]

What would be the easiest and most maintainable way to create (or use an already existing technology) a sort of Google Maps in 3D for a galaxy? Its not the main focus of my game, but I would like it ...
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Legality, implementation, and viability of using the BSP map format in a procedurally generated XNA game? [closed]

First off, this is not a "which technology should I use" type of question, but rather a question about the viability (And legality, and how to implement) BSP maps into an XNA game. The legality part ...
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Getting UV maps from UDK?

I have created a map using UDK and I am exporting it as a .fbx for use within an XNA project. My question is, can I generate a UV map for texturing the map or is there an easier way to texture a map ...
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Random Zelda-style map generation

Im trying to randomly generate a map of rooms connected by doors, and I've succeeded in generating one using this code: public void generate(GameContainer gc) { rooms = new ...
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How to make 2d map that isnt based on tiles

I am working on a game, and need to make a 2d map that isnt based on tiles. An example of something similar to what I want is all those racing games like "bike race" where the map is just somewhat a ...
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Path-finding with obstacles that can be destroyed

There are several buildings on the map with size n * n, and a lot of tiles of obstacles that can be destroyed. Suppose I put one soldier on (x,y) of the map, the soldier can reach a building by ...
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Creating and connecting rooms for a roguelike

I'm creating a Roguelike and I'm having constant troubles with map generation, it's just something I have a lot of difficulty wrapping my head around. I currently have my map as a 50x50 square of ...
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Should I load a game map as a tile map or as an image map? [closed]

Which is better for game prototyping of a game map: a tile map or an image map? What are their respective pros and cons? Should I, in other words: Load the map as a png and set collision points ...
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How to make a map [closed]

For school my group and I are going to make a 2d turn based strategy game on android. We are trying to make a simple version of Advanced Wars(screenshot1 Gameplay). But we don't really know how to ...
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Vertical vs horizontal hex grids, pros and cons [closed]

With hex grids, you can choose to arrange the tiles with the pointy sides up, so that you can move along the west-east axis, or you can arrange them with an edge up, so that you can move along the ...
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pytmx: issue trying to get the correct texture rectangle for sprite for objetcs on map

:D Hello :D I am currently developing a game engine. I'm using maps designed with Tiled and I placed several objects on a test map to develop the feature of loading objects as sprites/entities and ...
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Put objects on a 2D maps using a matrix of distances

Is that possible to put objects in a 2D map using only a matrix of their relative distance ? An example would be putting cities on a map using the distances between them. There would be a minimum of ...
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How can I move an object over a drawn tile map in HTML 5 without constant buffering?

I've been messing around with HTML5 for quite some time now but this is something that I guess I haven't figured out how to handle well yet. I'm sure there's an extremely easy solution and I just ...
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Ways to represent/store different regions in a non tiled map

I am developing a game where agent tribes fight each other for land.The map is a 2D map.Each agent has an instance of group object that represents their family.And each group object contains ...
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How do I generate a 2d grid-based map without screwing it up?

I'm relatively new to the mechanics of game development - catching up fast, but there are still some things that escape me. For example: generating a fully-accessible map on a 2d grid. See the ...
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Good map file structure?

I need a map file structure for my game but does anyone know a good way to map it out? I was thinking something like this: name=MyMap add[floor[stone]][solid][20, 640] add[playerspawn][20, 620]
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How do I calculate how an object will move from one point to another?

Here's the problem: A player starts the game in the 0 coordinate (x=0,y=0). When the user clicks on the screen, it returns the coordinates of the destination. Now the player has to move from its ...
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Algorithm to select all cells inside rooms/regions

I have a 2d game map consisting of several 'rooms' For example, here is a 2D map grid: (Brown cells = wall tiles) If I click on a tile (that isn't brown), I would like to obtain an array of all ...
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Java 2D tile map and rendering it [closed]

Please help me! I am thinking of generating different terrains environment every time the game loads again. But i am thinking of loading or drawing a image containing all the units like river, land ...
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rpg 3d open world map & entity loading-streaming

Hello I'm a web developer and recently I started reading about game development. I followed some tutorials regarding c++ and openGL (whatever I could find online because as you know not many up to ...
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How to make an infinite map

I was wondering if someone could explain to me how to implement a seemingly dynamic infinite map like the one at http://wordsquared.com/ My main issue is really generating new tiles in any direction ...
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What is the appropriate way to implement collision in 2D worlds?

If I want to create a 2D game map which features areas traversable by a player through standard up/down/left/right inputs, and then have areas that are NOT traversable... perhaps just a bush, or a ...
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Transmit map vs Transmit seed

Given a map created with procedural generation algorithms, should the server transmit the seed used to generate this map (so client must contain the same algorithm) or maybe send all the information?. ...
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2D/Isometric map algorithm

First of all, I don't have much experience on game development but I do have experience on development. I do know how to make a map, but I don't know if my solution is a normal or a hacky solution. I ...
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Algorithms for rainfall + river creation in procedurally generated terrain

I've recently become fascinated by the things that can be done with procedurally terrain and have started experimenting with world building a bit. I'd like to be able to make worlds something like ...
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Collision detection problems - Javascript/Canvas game

What I want to do: I simply want the have a 2D array to represent my game map. I want a player sprite and I want that sprite to be able to move around my map freely using the keyboard and also have ...
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isometric drawing order with larger than single tile images - drawing order algorithm?

I have an isometric map over which I place various images. Most images will fit over a single tile, but some images are slightly larger. For example, I have a bed of size 2x3 tiles. This creates a ...
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Map format for 3d open world

I am making an open world 3d platformer in Ogre3D, and I have no idea on what kind of 3d map file format I should use for it. I want to make low-polygon blocky-style objects. Probably rectangles and ...
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Gigantic 2d maps?

I've been thinking about a game idea for a week or two and the last few hours I was thinking of some technical stuff and came up with that the map would need to be 360,000x360,000 pixels in size. To ...
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map data structure in pacman

i am trying to make a pacman game in c# using GDI+, i have done some basic work and i have previously replicated games like copter-it and minesweeper. but i am confused about how do i implement the ...
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How to achieve selection of a tile from a tile sheet based on an ID?

Let's say I have a tile sheet that contains 8 sprites per sheet. Each sprite is a tile of 30x30. I wrote my own custom map parser/map loader however I'm having trouble extracting a certain tile ...
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Routes on a sphere surface - Find geodesic?

I'm working with some friends on a browser based game where people can move on a 2D map. It's been almost 7 years and still people play this game so we are thinking of a way to give them something ...
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What is the best way to render a 2d game map?

I know efficiency is key in game programming and I've had some experiences with rendering a "map" earlier but probably not in the best of ways. For a 2D TopDown game: (simply render the ...
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How to implement a birds eye view of 2D Grid Map using Android

I'm a true beginner with using the android platform and I'm having difficulties on implementing a 2D grid system for a tower defense type game. Where I can place towers on a specific tile and enemies ...
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Making a perfect map (not tile-based)

I would like to make a map system as in the GameMaker and the latest code is here. I've searched a lot in google and all of them resulted in tutorials about tile-maps. As tile maps do not fit for ...
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How can you easily determine the textureRect for tiled maps in SFML 2.0?

I'm working on creating a 2d map prototype, and I've come across the rendering bit of it. I have a tilesheet with tiles, each tile is 30x30 pixels, and there's a 1px border to delimitate them. In ...
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What would be a good way to implement/render a 2D tiled map for a browser game?

I coded a a little RPG in ruby and I used an array to contain the map squares. The elements of the array (which defines the X coordinates) are arrays themselves whose elements defines the Y ...
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Where can I find a basic algorithm for parsing tiled maps? [closed]

I have attempted to use Tiled for creating 2d maps, and saving them under a text file. The resulting text file seems difficult to parse at first, I gave it a shot here however to no good result. I ...
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How do I implement a selectable world map?

I want to have a selectable map of the world, preferably zoomable, in a cocos2d project. When I tap on a country, I want that country to be selected so that I can perform some other operations with ...
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How do I generate a smooth random horizontal 2D tunnel? [duplicate]

I'd like to create a smoother version of the navigable and quite natural-looking random tunnel found in this classic helicopter game. It should ideally be... infinite, so more can be generated as ...
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Best practice for designing a risk-style board game

I'm just trying to figure out how to set up the code for a game like risk... I would like it to be extensible, so that I can have multiple maps (ie- World, North America, Eurasia, Africa) so ...
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Custom extensible file format for 2d tiled maps

I have implemented much of my game logic right now, but still create my maps with nasty for-loops on-the-fly to be able to work with something. Now I wanted to move on and to do some research on how ...
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Island Generation Library

Can anyone recommend a tile map generator (written in Java is a plus), where one can control some land types? For example: islands, large continents, singe large continent, archipelago, etc. I've ...
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Alternative ways to construct maps

I've searched around and it seems like most people are using tile-based map systems. I suppose this question is more theoretical than practical (I am not very concerned about memory or performance ...
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Creating maps and tileset for a 2d java game

I'm not a completly beginner to java, so I decided to write a map loader and a tileset loader myself instead of using a tilemap editor like Tiled. I'm using Slick & LWJGL for my game. The plan ...
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How can I create a flexible system for tiling a 2D RPG map?

Using libgdx here. I've just finished learning some of the basics of creating a 2D environment and using an OrthographicCamera to view it. The tutorials I went through, however, hardcoded their ...
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Should a 4x game use one class per planet type?

I'm try to make a small 4x game for my own educational purposes. Currently I have interfaces like IStarSystem which contains a list of IPlanets. My next step was to make classes implementing those ...
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Isometric drawing “Not Tile Stuff” on isometric map?

So I got my isometric renderer working, it can draw diamond or jagged maps...Then I want to move on...How do I draw characters/objects on it in a optimal way? What Im doing now, as one can imagine, ...